Please note that I am always happy to adapt a talk to a particular group's needs - just ask.

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Twenty Years and Counting

Twenty years-worth of art quilts and embroideries and the stories behind them; at least 20 full-size panels and wall hangings to examine at close quarters


From There to Here

To squeeze the twists and turns of my textile career into 60 minutes is no longer possible; this talk now comes in two parts:

Part 1 – The Early Years

Discovering, venturing, focusing…How I discovered the wonderful world of contemporary textiles – the good, the bad and the embarrassing


Part 2 – What Happened Next

Diversions, distractions and the perils of saying Yes…How stitching turned into writing, judging, teaching and more

Egyptian Bird

Books, Batting and Beeswax

Adventures on the QGBI quilt judging course and subsequent judging at Europe’s largest quilt festival

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Going Places

Felt Underneath

A talk on making felt for embroidery and ways to use different types of felt as a basis for stitch





£90 + mileage (£0.45) from West Woodburn (NE48)

Zoom £75

Please note: If overnight accommodation is required, this should be arranged for me at a local B&B or small hotel.



Working small (and much less scary) - art quilts and embroidery on a friendly scale.